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Could fungal collection hold the key to new life-saving drugs?

...We are hopeful that our partnership will prove the winning formula for discovering new pharmaceutical drugs to fight cancers, diseases and resistant strains of infections such as MRSA.” SIDR brings together scientists from different disciplines to focus on drug discovery. They have developed test systems ...

Brain's reward circuit activity ebbs and flows with a woman's hormonal cycle

...es of Health (NIH), has revealed. While women were winning rewards, their circuitry was more active if they were in a menstrual phase preceding ovulation and dominated by estrogen, compared to a phase when estrogen and progesterone are present. "These first pictures of sex hormones influencing reward-evoke...

New research says winning a Nobel Prize adds nearly 2 years to your lifespan

...They found that the number had no effect- actually winning the Nobel Prize was what counted....

UCLA: How does your brain respond when you think about gambling or taking risks?

...an 250 gambles in which they had a 50-50 chance of winning an amount of money or losing another amount of mon...sion-making process, not the subject's reaction to winning or losing. On average, participants needed to be offered a 50 percent chance of winning about $19...

Huddling and a drop in metabolism allow penguins to survive the South Pole cold

March of the Penguins, the Oscar® winning documentary, showed how the emperor penguins endure their incubation and fast for four dark and bitterly cold months each year. The tight huddling among these South Pole penguins is a key energy-saving mechanism that allows them to endure their extre...

Uncovering DNA's 'sweet' secret

...er of possibilities from which nature selected the winning DNA combination. "Homo-DNA is just one alternative system. There are hundreds of sugars, as many as you can think of. It will be almost impossible to look at all of them," Egli said. "But the big red herring of this work could be that nature neve...

New bird discovered on unexplored Columbian mountain

...gramme Awards. This year, the programme awarded 27 winning teams from 21 different countries with support totalling $475,000. The awards support the vital work of a new rising generation of conservation professionals and drive practical research projects addressing a wide range of global environmental is...

HIV exploits competition among T-cells

...adly, strains. "Once the immune system chooses a winning set of T cells, it has a natural tendency to go with those cells when it's confronted by new strains of the same disease in the future," Deem said. "For HIV, which mutates rapidly, this is an Achilles' heel. We found a direct correlation between the ...

ASU researchers find link between social behavior, maternal traits in bees

... Students working with Amdam also noticed that the winning strain of worker bees was characterized by larger ovaries, which would contribute to greater reproductive output, furthering the case that foraging behavior was tied to reproductive traits. Amdam then put her results to a crucial test -- wild-type b...

There's something fishy about human brain evolution

... says Dr. Cunnane, that provided the physiological winning conditions for hominids' evolutionary brain expansion. And how were hominid babies able to pack on the extra pounds? According to Cunnane their moms were dining on shoreline delicacies like clams and catfish. "The shores gave us food security and hi...

Emerald Spectre haunts Ontario's ash forests

A new study shows that while we're winning isolated battles, we could well lose the war to prevent the devastating spread of the emerald ash borer in eastern Canada and the United States. It's a failure that would cost billions of dollars in lost timber and ornamental trees, and dramatically ...

US/African project deciphers deadly parasite genome

...a devastating outbreak of rinderpest. Nobel Prize winning German microbiologist Robert Koch, who had been sent to east Africa to study the disease, was the first to describe the T. parva parasite and made the first attempt to develop a vaccine. Veterinary bacteriologist Arnold Theiler later made significant...

Virtual animal shelters ?How the Internet is transforming the experience of pet adoptions

...ters of private foster homes, they're successfully winning high visibility for placing their pooches. In a presentation at the 100th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in Philadelphia, University of Cincinnati sociologist Angela Garcia compares how the Internet pet placement exper...

Agilent Technologies introduces advanced zebrafish, mouse microarrays for stem cell and developmental biology research

...hark attacks is very, very remote. Your chances of winning the lottery are greater than being attacked by a shark. "But when a shark attack does occur, it makes big headlines. The drive you will make to the beach is far more dangerous, but an auto accident that kills several people will not make big headlin...

New HIV drug candidate developed in Sweden

...hark attacks is very, very remote. Your chances of winning the lottery are greater than being attacked by a shark. "But when a shark attack does occur, it makes big headlines. The drive you will make to the beach is far more dangerous, but an auto accident that kills several people will not make big headlin...

Shark attack worries? Driving to the beach is more deadly

...hark attacks is very, very remote. Your chances of winning the lottery are greater than being attacked by a shark. "But when a shark attack does occur, it makes big headlines. The drive you will make to the beach is far more dangerous, but an auto accident that kills several people will not make big headlin...

Solutions that reduce death of marine life reeled in by International Smart Gear Competition

...ational Smart Gear Competition announced three new winning solutions to prevent the accidental maiming and killing of marine mammals, juvenile fish, and sea turtles that become ensnared by fishing nets and longlines--a problem known as bycatch--while also improving the efficiency of commercial fishing. "The...

Supercomputer Dedicated To Bioengineering, Computational Biology Installed

...luster's management tool is called Rocks, an award winning toolkit developed at UCSD by a team led by Philip Papadopoulos, director of the Advanced CyberInfrastructure Lab at the San Diego Supercomputer Center and associate research scientist in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The open-so...

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